New Ashgate Gallery champions the best of contemporary art and craft providing an unparalleled resource in Farnham, Surrey and beyond
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At Christmas thoughts turn to home so our Winter Exhibition presents a range of unique, local art and craft that you won't find anywhere else. Treat yourself to something new for your home or buy gifts for your loved ones. Pop in, browse and shop away from the crowds. You'll be supporting a local gallery and small creative artist businesses if you do, as well as finding something special this Christmas.
by Celia Allen | Lydia Barclay | Louise Bell | Jane Clift | Curio Studio (Tom Wilson) | Gin Durham | Richard Jack | Liane Matthews | David Mayne | Mitch Pilkington | Jay Rubinstein | Jenny Southam | Ilona Sulikova | Jean Tolkovsky | Ed Willis.
Textiles by Naomi Beevers | Candy Coated Accessories | Alison Dupernex | Keira Graham | Green Thomas Textiles | Sally Nencini | Sarah Tyssen.
Art glass by Adam Aaronson | Peter Layton | Sanders and Wallace | Shakspeare Glass.
Ceramics by Hannah Bould | Rowena Brown | Claire Burke | Jude Colley | Amy Cooper | Clare Conrad | Diane Griffin | Sarah Grove | Matt Horne | Maisie Parkes | Rebecca Ridley | Vivienne Ross | Liz Scrine | Chrissy Silver | Steve Smith | Carolyn Tripp | Gilly Whittington.
Painting by Suzy Fasht | Sally Anne Fitter | Rosalinda Kightley | Yeside Linney | Susie Lidstone | Helen Long | Fiona Pearce | Jacky Paynter | Virginia Ray | Jane Rist | Ray Sheldon | Jo Shepherd | Sarah Spackman | Ruth Taylor | Vicki Nigoumi | Suzanne Winn.
Limited Edition Prints by Clare Bassett | Ed Boxall | John Bryce | Ann Burnham | John Duffin | Chloe McCarrick | Trevor Price | Shirley Watson | Clare Youngs.
Jewellery by Petra Bishai | Shimara Carlow | Margaux Clavel | Daphne Krinos | Misun Won | Kathie Murphy.
Festive decoration by Adam Aaronson | Kate Colin | Fleur Grenier | Jessica Jordan | David Mayne | Liane Matthews | Judith Needham | Charlotte Stockley.
Wood by Kevin Stamper.
David Mayne is a sculptor of national repute who produces work for galleries, public spaces and the domestic environment. His artwork has been commissioned through-out the country and can be found in town centres, rural locations, public buildings and private homes and gardens.
Over the past 30 years. David has developed his work from raw assemblage with found objects to the much more refined pieces he now creates. One thing has remained constant - the use of metal. David started using this material after visiting one of Sheffield's many scrap yards while studying his fine art degree. He was instantly drawn to the colour and texture of discarded steel and the inherent quality it possessed.
David has a lifelong passion with nature and landscape - from early days of climbing and hill walking to mountain biking and fell running. He now lives in Holmfirth near areas of stunning woodland and wild and beautiful hills and moorland. The work he now creates is a response to this landscape and other wilderness environments he has encountered.
When he is not working on exhibitions and private commissions, Mayne continues his practice as a sculptor working in the public realm, creating landmark features for local authorities, visitor centres, large scale PLCs and health trusts. David's clients include Marks and Spencer, Leeds University, Carilion Civil Engineering, Taylor Wimpey, British Waterways and the sustainable transport charity Sustrans.
In 2020, David won the competition for the Craft Town Public Art commission in Waggon Yard, outside the New Ashgate Gallery. The artwork consists of two strategically placed sculptures that celebrate the oak tree - something which was abundant in the area while also links to the history and heritage of Farnham. The imagery refers to the oak forests that surrounded Farnham as do the columns that they fixed on. The oak contains subtle carvings that include words and relief work; the content obtained during community engagement sessions.